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dextrose

[dek-strohs] /ˈdɛk stroʊs/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
dextroglucose, commercially obtainable from starch by acid hydrolysis.
Also called corn sugar, grape sugar.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; dextr- + -ose2
Can be confused
dexterous, dextrose (see synonym study at dexterous)
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  • What can be revealed by my hosts is revealed: corn kernels are delivered and milled, dextrose is extracted from starch.
  • Good sugars such as lactose and dextrose are not bad at all.
British Dictionary definitions for dextrose

dextrose

/ˈdɛkstrəʊz; -trəʊs/
noun
1.
a white soluble sweet-tasting crystalline solid that is the dextrorotatory isomer of glucose, occurring widely in fruit, honey, and in the blood and tissue of animals. Formula: C6H12O6 Also called grape sugar, dextroglucose
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Word Origin and History for dextrose
n.

1867, shortened from dextro-glucose, from dextro- "right" + -ose (2), chemical suffix indicating a sugar. So called because this form of glucose polarizes light to the right in spectroscopy.

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dextrose in Medicine

dextrose dex·trose (děk'strōs')
n.
The dextrorotatory form of glucose found naturally in animal and plant tissue and derived synthetically from starch.

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dextrose in Science
dextrose
  (děk'strōs')   
A sugar that is the most common form of glucose. It is found in plant and animal tissues and also derived from starch. Dextrose is the dextrorotatory form of glucose.
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